What’s next for wearables. No, it’s not the “internet of thongs”

Sensors might soon be embedded into everything from our socks to our hospital stretchers, which could be good for collecting data but will certainly change consumers’ interactions with technology. Getting it right might require a delicate balancing act between seamlessness and conspicuousness.

For the next wave of wearables, context will be king

Advances in low-cost and low-power computing are removing the shackles that have constrained the feature sets of wearable devices. IBM’s Paul Brody predicts this will allow devices like smartwatches and fitness monitors to become more contextually aware and start to blur the lines between wearables and smartphones.